Our Care Team

Chris Chavez

Veterinary Technician

Chris started out in Garden City, KS but moved to Olathe when he was just in 2nd grade. He has remained in the Kansas City area since then, except for his time at Kansas State University where he received his BS in Animal Science. Chris now lives in Mission with his partner and their sweet puppies, Bellatrix and Adeline. In his free time, he loves movies and the stories they tell, as well hiking, which is his favorite way to clear his head.

Chris has always felt a special connection with animals, and especially dogs. No matter what life brings, he can always rely on his pets to provide unconditional love, just as he does for them! He is continuously inspired by the spirits of the pets he sees, especially the strength and courage of his own dog, Milo, who he lost to cancer in 2016. Milo was a fighter with a sweet and cheerful disposition all the way to the end and Chris continues to be inspired by those memories.

Chris’s first job was at an animal hospital when he was in high school. While working there, he was mentored by a talented registered technician, who encouraged him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Chris graduated from Maple Woods Community College in May 2018 as registered veterinary technician!

Chris joined the Perimeter Veterinary Center team in 2016 as a veterinary assistant. He enjoys all aspects of his job, but especially loves behavior training and dentistry. Because so many animals are relinquished or returned to shelters each year due to a lack of behavior training, he is passionate about educating clients on proper training techniques and helping them have the best relationship possible with their pets. Chris also has a strong interest in dentistry because it has such a dramatic impact on a pet’s overall health and well-being. When a pet leaves the clinic after a dental cleaning, he loves knowing what a difference we’ve made for that pet.

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Julia Stapinski

Customer Service, Office Manager

Julia was born in Kansas City, Missouri and has been in the Kansas City area her whole life. After working at Half Price Books for four years, she decided it was time for a change of pace and a move to an area in which she had always wanted to work – animal care! Her previous experience makes her a great fit as office manager and serving clients at Perimeter Veterinary Center’s front desk.

Julia joined the PVC team in April 2017 and has run our front desk like a well-oiled machine ever since. In her free time, Julia enjoys dining out or seeing movies with friends, searching for treasures at thrift stores, and spending time with her family. She currently resides in Kansas City, MO with her three adorable kitties, Papa, Snakes, and Millie.

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Jordan Roscoe

Veterinary Assistant, Customer Service

Jordan was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. Her last job at GI Consultants was extremely satisfying, but it didn’t fulfill her dream of working with animals. She made the transition to Perimeter Veterinary Center in August of 2017. She loves her job, which allows her to interact with and form relationships with clients, as well as gives her lots of time with our furry patients.

Jordan currently lives in Gardner, KS with her sweet fuzzy dog, Milo. In her free time, she enjoys camping and attending concerts with friends, as well as spending time with her family.

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Karen Gelling

Financial Manager

Karen has a background in management and budget control. She worked as the site coordinator at the KC branch of the IRS for 32 years. After retiring, Karen was looking for something to help keep her occupied and her skill set fit our needs perfectly! You’ll find Karen greeting you when you visit and fielding your phone calls, but she’ll also be doing tons of background work to keep Perimeter Veterinary Center running smoothly.

Karen and her husband, Lou, live in Shawnee with their dog Conner. Conner is a shih tzu with a gentle heart and adorable fluffy face. Karen and Lou enjoy evening walks and gardening in their free time, and Conner loves to help out!

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Sebastian

Greeter, Night Watchman

Sebastian joined the Perimeter Veterinary Team in June 2017. Although a bit shy, he’s getting better every day in his position as official greeter. In his free time (and frequently during working hours) he enjoys naps, belly rubs, making biscuits, and eating. Although he happily volunteered to watch over the clinic at night, we suspect he does more sleeping than guarding. Despite his shortcomings as an employee, he has snuggled his way into all of hearts and will remain in his current position for life!

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